Nearly 100 years after he served his country in World War I, Sergeant William Shemin has finally received his Medal of Honor. But why did this Jewish hero’s family have to battle so hard for the honor?
As a Jew-versus-Jew battle raged on Israel’s shore in 1948, former Irgun foot soldier Malca Fein fought through the thick of it — and found the love of her life.
This year’s Jewish Genealogical Societies conference took place in Utah because of the Mormon-run Family History Library. David Laskin reports from the peculiar gathering.
While reading old family letters, David Laskin discovers the legacy of his grandparents who chose not to help relatives stuck in Europe.